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our audience is made up of 71% public sector, 16% private sector and 10% working for a charity (source: comms2point0 annual survey) and come from comms, PR, marketing and digital backgrounds.
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option 1 - deluxe job package £25.00

- an ad on our jobs page with web links and organisational logo
- tweeted as our job of the day at breakfast, lunchtime and in the evening to over 9.5k followers
 

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- an ad on our jobs page with web links and organisational logo
- tweeted two days running as our job of the day at breakfast, lunchtime and in the evening to over 9.5k comms followers
- also included in our weekly email to over 1.6k subscribers

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People we've helped said...

"After more than seven years as a one-man band I was able to advertise for a full-time Comms Officer.  I was looking for that blend of an able communicator with the skill and flare for digital media. 

I interviewed about a dozen candidates. One of the twelve mentioned ideas and knowledge he had garnered from comms2point0.

He is now working with me."

Will Conaghan, Press & Communications Manager, Stafford Borough Council

"Nottinghamshire County Council successfully recruited an excellent digital content officer as a direct result of advertising with comms2point0"

Clare Yau, Group Manager Communications and Marketing, Nottinghamshire County Council

Wednesday
Feb172016

senior media relations officer, croydon council

Senior Media Relations Officer

Croydon Council

 

Grade 12 - £38,376 - £40,218

Closing date: 28 February 2016

Croydon is a distinctive and diverse place and is London’s most populated borough. Croydon is about to undergo the biggest development and regeneration programme since the 1960s with £3bn of investment flowing into the borough over the next five years, building a positive future for residents and businesses alike.

We are passionate about the value of public services and our new headquarters has the customer at the heart of what we do. It brings together 75 services including council, Met Police, NHS, Jobcentre Plus, Croydon Credit Union and Citizens Advice Bureau under one roof, allowing us all to work together as one team.

This makes now an exciting time to join our team delivering vital services to over 360,000 residents.

Are you a skilled and experienced media relations expert with a proactive attitude to engaging the public? Do you have a flair for producing engaging material in a variety of styles – from punchy social media content to 1,000 word technical features?

Do you have a wide range of media contacts, excellent written English and an eye for detail, and the ability to work to tight deadlines? And are you passionate about local government and helping to make places great to live, work and play in?

If you answered yes to these questions, we may have the role you’ve been looking for.

Croydon is an ambitious London borough and the council is leading the way in ensuring that the people and businesses in the area flourish. We have bold plans for taking our communications and engagement service to the next level and are looking for a senior media relations officer to help us raise the council’s profile even higher.

You will help plan, deliver and monitor comprehensive communications programmes across broadcast, print and social media and ensure that our reputation is protected and enhanced in the public arena.

Applicants must have relevant professional experience, demonstrating strong technical and planning skills.

If you are someone who is up for the challenge and keen to make a difference in this exciting London borough then make sure you apply. For a confidential discussion about the role please contact Helen Parrott by calling 020 8760 5644, or email helen.parrott@croydon.gov.uk

Croydon Council is an equal opportunities employer and positively encourages applications from suitably qualified and eligible candidates regardless of sex, race, disability, age, sexual orientation, gender reassignment, religion or belief, marital status, or pregnancy and maternity.

To apply please click here.

Closing date: 28 February 2016

Monday
Feb082016

customer insight and communications manager, gloucester city homes

Customer Insight and Communications Manager

Gloucester City Homes

 

Salary: £45,000

37 hours a week

Permanent role

Closing date: 28 February 2016

Gloucester City Homes is an independent housing association providing excellent housing management services to over 5,200 tenants and 260 leaseholders in Gloucester.

We are looking for a Customer Insight & Communications Manager who is passionate about communicating with our customers and providing excellent customer service.

Managing our Customer Services and Marketing teams you will be responsible for ensuring the delivery of high quality Customer Service across GCH, the effective capture and analysis of Customer Insight information and developing and implementing our digital inclusion, communication and marketing strategies.

You must be creative in your approach, have excellent communication and interpersonal skills, with a strong customer focus and an ability to understand the needs and perceptions of our customers.  You will also have considerable experience of leading, motivating, coaching and developing staff. 

GCH offer excellent benefits including flexible working, town centre office with free parking or free bus travel, subsidised gym membership, Social Housing Pension Scheme, up to 29 days annual leave excluding bank holidays, childcare vouchers and an employee wellbeing package.

To discuss this role further please contact Anita Pope on 01452 833082 or anita.pope@gch.co.uk

Closing Date: 28th February 2016

Proposed Interview Date: TBC

For more information and to apply please click here or contact the Human Resources team on 01452 833147 to request a paper application form.

Friday
Feb052016

web content officer, central bedfordshire council

Web content officer

Central Bedfordshire Council

 

Salary: £22,478 - £24,931 per annum

Hours:  Full-Time, 37 hours per week
Closing Date:  21st February 2016
Interview Date:  Week commencing 7th March 2016

More about the role:

We’re looking for an enthusiastic and creative individual who can write engaging and customer friendly content for our website.

You will work with service experts from across the council to turn often complex information into simple, actionable and effective website content.

Whilst being able to work as part of a team is important you will also need to manage your own time and ensure you meet agreed timescales for updating existing content as well as creating new content.

You’ll need excellent writing and proofreading skills with great attention to detail to pinpoint areas for improvement and review your own creative output.

With over 1.5 million visits to our website every year you will be a key part of making the website successful. 

For an informal discussion about this position, please contact: Alan Ferguson, Web Manager on 0300 300 6580.

For any other recruitment related queries please contact: HR Services Recruitment Team on 0300 300 8157

Central Bedfordshire Council is an equal opportunities employer. We welcome enquiries from everyone and value diversity in the workplace.

To maintain a fair and consistent approach for applicants, it is Central Bedfordshire Council's policy to only consider applications made via our online application system and we therefore thank you for not submitting your CV.

A manual application form is available on request if you are unable to access the online application system.

Central Bedfordshire Council has its own vision and values that are integral to everything we do. Our area vision is to make Central Bedfordshire 'A great place to live and work.'

Follow us on twitter.com/CBCouncil_jobs

For information on more current job opportunities please visit our website www.centralbedfordshire.gov.uk/jobsearch

You can also register for "Job Alerts" so that we contact you when suitable vacancies become available.

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For more information and to apply click here.

Wednesday
Feb032016

communications and media manager (temporary maternity cover), chartered institute of housing

Communications and media manager (temporary maternity cover)

Chartered Institute of Housing

Salary: £33,302 pa

Location/Base: Coventry  

Hours: full time

Closing date: 17 February 2015

Whether it’s spiralling house prices, rising rents or the bedroom tax, housing is rarely far from the top of the media and political agendas. We’re looking for a brilliant new communications and media manager to help us keep it in the spotlight - and highlight the solutions that could really make a difference.

CIH is the professional body for people who work in housing. What our members do couldn’t be more important – they are making sure people have a safe, decent, affordable place to call home.  We also work to influence governments across the UK to get us closer to our vision of housing that works for everyone.

We’re looking for an experienced PR professional who thrives in a busy, fast-paced environment. You’ll be responsible for making sure we respond quickly to the day’s news agenda and to requests for comment, but also for working with colleagues from across the industry to translate our work into stories that will grab the media’s attention. You’ll be able to spot a good story a mile off and build relationships with national, regional and trade journalists as well as bloggers and other social media influencers.  We’re looking for someone who can turn complex technical material and policy messages into sharp, clear and compelling media releases, statements, blogs and opinion pieces – but who can also identify when an infographic, video or Vine might work better. 

This position will be offered on a temporary contract basis for up to nine-months to cover maternity leave.

For further information about CIH and how to apply, please visit our website at http://www.cih.org/vacancies

Closing date - Wednesday 17 February

Interviews scheduled to take place Wednesday 24 February

Tuesday
Feb022016

external communications & marketing officer, community integrated care

External Communications & Marketing Officer

Community Integrated Care

 

Communications & Marketing Department, Support Services, Widnes, WA8 7SP (national travel required). 

Full time 37.5 hours per week.

Salary: £20-25k p.a

Closing date: 22 February

 

The role

Community Integrated Care is one of Britain’s biggest and most successful social health and social care charities.

We are looking to appoint a Communications and Marketing Officer, who will compellingly tell the story of our charity to our external stakeholders and effectively market our organisation. You will be joining a productive and successful team that has been recognized with a host of prestigious marketing awards, including being named the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Northern In-House Team of the Year.

Working across the external Communications and Marketing discipline, you will inspirationally promote our work, create new opportunities for our organisation, and build a positive reputation for Community Integrated Care.

You will know how to find and create a story, tell it in the most engaging way, and deliver the best value from it. A key focus will be building relationships with local, national and care sector media, securing market-leading coverage for our news and opinions. You will have the ability to write in a variety of styles and to take briefings from colleagues to develop compelling thought-leadership pieces with them, which effectively showcase our insight and the unique characteristics of our charity. You will also have the digital skills to publish, share and promote our content effectively when needed.

An important element of this role will be creating branded thought-leadership content, which will be promoted effectively through Community Integrated Care’s professional networks, conferences and mainstream media, as well as online. This could take the format of blogs, publications and guides, videos, conference presentations or other such media. You will know how to build and sustain a story, and effectively repurpose content to maximize its value.

A fundamental requirement of the role will be securing Community Integrated Care’s presence at local and national sector conferences - gaining speaking opportunities and overseeing our exhibition at events. You will also oversee our submissions to local and national awards ceremonies, helping to celebrate our brilliant people and raise our profile as a leader in health and social care.

You will also support the Head of Communications and Marketing, when necessary, on reputation management and crisis communications tasks.

When required, you will also support with the development of promotional literature and media, corporately and for our frontline services. You will also work with our regional teams, providing advice and support to help them build their own professional networks and market themselves effectively.

The candidate

We are looking for someone who is self-motivated and fired-up by the potential of raising the profile of one of Britain’s biggest and most successful health and social care charities. Our chosen candidate will gain great satisfaction from producing exceptional work and achieving results.

You will have exceptional written skills and a creative flair. You will also understand how offline and online marketing can be brought together for maximum effect.

The Officer will be a proven relationship builder and have high professional standards. You will be equally comfortable working with the people we support and our frontline colleagues, as with our Trustees and Executive Team. You will also build strong relationships with journalists, conference and event organisers, and influencers in our sector, becoming a trusted and reliable contact for them.

Managing supplier relationships is key, and you will have the skills to ensure the delivery of best value and high quality work from them.

The role requires someone who can work under tight deadlines and produce a high output of quality work. You will be a strategic thinker, who will work in a well-planned way to give Community Integrated Care its loudest share of voice possible. Fundamentally, you must understand how to identify target audiences and engage them in the best way.

You must also be committed to sharing their work and collaborating with our Internal Communications, Business Development and Key Account Management teams.

As a social care provider and a charity, we are looking for someone with strong values and a passion for people. You will find inspiration from our cause, colleagues and people we support.

Objectives:

Media: Securing coverage for our newsworthy developments and opinions, in features, articles and news items, in local, national and trade media.  You will know how to maximise and sustain coverage of a story, and will build strong relationships with journalists and influencers who can help carry our message.
You will be as comfortable writing features as you are at developing press releases. You will also be skilled at handling media enquiries. 

Content Marketing: Support with the planning, development and implementation of content marketing campaigns, which you will implement offline – through media coverage, conferences, and via our professional networks – and online via our website and social media channels.

Digital: Publishing to our website and social media website to ensure that we have an active, targeted and high-quality online presence. Supporting with SEO and PPC campaigns, potentially with a Digital Marketing Officer or a retained agency.

Conferences: Developing compelling proposals to conference organisers and building strong relationships with them, enabling us to speak and take lead roles at local and national events.
Collaborating with colleagues to develop presentations that effectively showcase our USPs. Arranging all logistics for exhibition at conferences and representing our charity at events.

Awards: Identifying relevant local and national awards events, and engaging with colleagues and people we support to find their award-worthy successes and develop compelling submissions. Arranging our participation at awards events and overseeing logistics with our guests.

Corporate communications – Assisting with the production of Community Integrated Care’s Annual Review (or similar reports), and other such corporate communications.

Events – Supporting with the management and implementation of local and national promotional events.

Media production – Producing promotional literature and other media, including videos produced on mobile devices and through professional video agencies.

 

Audience identification – Identifying target audiences and the most appropriate ways to engage them, online and offline.

 

Local marketing and support – Providing support and advice to our Regional Business Units and frontline services, helping them best engage with their local networks and market our services.

Reputation Management – Supporting the Head of Communications and Marketing (and, when appropriate, leading on) on responding to reputational issues and crisis communications.

Measurement – Leading on the measurement of Community Integrated Care’s PR and Marketing output, and effectively archiving our work.

Brand management – Ensuring that our output is consistently on-brand and acting as an ambassador for the Community Integrated Care brand.

Collaboration - Working effectively with our Head of Communications and Marketing and team members / retained agencies, as well as our teammates in Internal Communications and Engagement, Key Account Management and Business Development roles.

Administration: Supporting with departmental administration, such as raising orders and maintaining budget records.

Person Specification

Qualifications

Degree or related professional qualification (CIPR, CIM etc.) in Communications, Marketing, PR, Business or a related field.

E

Evidence of Continuous Professional Development

E

Skills and Experience

Experience of working in Marketing, PR or Communications team, in an in-house or agency setting

E

Media: Experience of securing press coverage through press releases and engagement with journalists

E

Copywriting: Skilled at producing a complete range of writing styles, including features, articles, news items, blogs, and opinion pieces

E

Digital publishing: Maintaining a website and managing social media feeds (e.g. Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, YouTube, Instagram, Periscope)

E

Networking and relationship building: Ability to cultivate relationships with colleagues, professionals, suppliers and partners, and customers.

E

Publications and literature: Experience of producing literature such as annual reviews, brochures and leaflets.

E

Events: Experience of overseeing participation in events and conferences

E

Events: Experience of planning, hosting and managing events

D

Conferences: Experience of pitching for or producing applications for speaking roles at conferences

D

Conferences / Presentations: Experience of writing presentations for conferences or meetings

E

Award entries: Experience of producing award entries or similar projects, such as tenders and bids

D

Video Production: Experience of directing video agencies and / or producing ‘home made’ videos using mobile phones or personal recording devices.

D

Reputation management: Experience of supporting with reputation management

D

Strategies and plans: Ability to develop plans and strategies for campaigns and projects, and to report on their outcomes

E

Administration: Experience in handling administrative duties, such as processing invoices, managing diaries, responding to requests for support

E

Budget management: Experience of maintaining budget records

E

Supplier management: Experience of managing supplier’s deliver of quality work, to deadline and budget. 

E

Stakeholder management: Experience of working with people from a variety of backgrounds, including senior management and customers

E

A flexible approach to work, ability to prioritise and manage high turnover of projects and reactive requirements.

E

Demonstrable initiative, creativity, and opportunism in identifying opportunities.

E

Computer literacy, preferably with knowledge of MS Word, Excel and PowerPoint.

E

Values and interests

Social conscience, in line with our corporate values

E

Interest or pre-experience of social care

D

Demonstrable passion for Communications, Marketing and PR

E

 

To apply:

Email a CV, cover letter and your current salary to: john.hughes@c-i-c.co.uk

For more information:

Please contact John Hughes, Head of Communications and Marketing, on 0151 422 5374 or email john.hughes@c-i-c.co.uk  

CLOSING DATE: 22nd Feb

Tuesday
Feb022016

digital communications and marketing executive, community integrated care

Digital Communications and Marketing Executive

Community Integrated Care

Communications & Marketing Department, Support Services, Widnes, WA8 7SP (national travel required). 

Full time 37.5 hours per week.

Salary: £20-25k p.a.

Closing date: 22 February

 

The role

Community Integrated Care is one of Britain’s biggest and most successful social health and social care charities.

We are looking to appoint a Digital Communications and Marketing Executive, who will take lead responsibility for the management and effectiveness of our website, social media and other digital media output. You will be joining a productive and successful team that has been recognised with a host of prestigious marketing awards, including being named the Chartered Institute of Marketing’s Northern In-House Team of the Year.

This role will be both technical and creative. It will encompass website and social media management, SEO, digital journalism, multimedia production and content marketing.

This position offers the exciting opportunity of leading on the development of a new website for Community Integrated Care, which will be highly optimised, packed with rich media, and provide engaging content that will encourage people to connect with our charity.

The Executive will also manage our social media channels, providing great content, delivered in a brand-appropriate tone. They will know how to use social media to reach key influencers and people who can create opportunities for our charity, and be skilled at maximising the value and social ‘sharability’ of our output.

They will implement online our content marketing framework, working in close collaboration with our External Communications and Marketing Officer. This will see them ensure that our assets are well optimised and encourage people to connect with our organisation.

They will manage and create a range of media – including video, publications, photographs, infographics, blogs, articles and guides – and will be skilled at ensuring they are audience appropriate and well promoted. The Executive will also oversee the creation and implementation of email newsletters, for both professional and public audiences.

SEO will be a key focus of this role. The Executive will follow best practice for web design, ensure that our copy is focussed on user-search, and effectively build relevant inbound links to our site. It is expected that PPC will become an important aspect of this role, and that the Executive will implement targeted social media and Google AdWords ad campaigns.

They will measure the output of our digital work using analytical platforms and implement an agreed ROI framework to report on the effectiveness of our efforts. They will manage our databases, supporting audience segmentation and new business opportunities. They will also lead on our use of CRM and audience profiling tools.

In addition to developing our own output, they will also maximise our presence on other sector relevant platforms and sites. This could include care sector, council and regulatory directories, and sites that give individuals opportunities to directly purchase care and support.

As well as having strong digital skills, you will also be able to write well and have a creative vision, meaning that you don’t just implement to our online output, but rather make an invaluable contribution to it too.

The candidate

The Executive will be self-motivated, and fired-up by the potential of raising the profile of one of Britain’s biggest and most successful health and social care charities online. They will gain great satisfaction from producing exceptional work and achieving results.

The person will be passionate about digital and have experience of building and sustaining an effective online presence. But as well as being technically gifted at using digital tools, you will also have a creative vision and the writing abilities to independently implement our marketing activities.

The person will know how to create engaging digital content, either independently developing it or by repurposing materials produced for offline marketing activity.

They will have a broad set of technical skills including: social media marketing, SEO, PPC, email marketing and the use of analytics platforms. Ideally, they will also have additional creative digital skills, such as a basic knowledge of Photoshop and Adobe platforms, and basic video editing abilities. It would be advantageous for the candidate to have experience of CRM and enquiry management platforms.

As a social care provider and a charity, we are looking for someone with strong values and a passion for people. They will find inspiration from our cause, colleagues and people we support.

Objectives:

Website Management - Oversee Community Integrated Care’s website – ensuring it is optimised, contains quality content and is user-focussed.

Website Development - Oversee the planning, development, testing and launch of Community Integrated Care new website, following an agreed Digital Strategy.

Website Maintenance - Regularly review Community Integrated Care’s website, to ensure it is accurate and effective.

Social Media Management - Manage Community Integrated Care’s presence on social media – including Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Instagram, YouTube and Periscope.

Content Marketing - Implement an agreed Content Marketing Strategy and framework, which shares Community Integrated Care’s thought leadership and provides audiences with opportunities to ‘sign up’ to further contact from our charity.

Digital media creation and promotion, including: news, blogs, testimonials, features, videos, photographs and publications.

Email Marketing - Develop regular email marketing campaigns, which are targeted at defined audiences. Manage subscriber databases.

Measurement - Measure the effectiveness of our work, using analytics platforms and following an agreed ROI framework.

CRM and Enquiry Management - Lead on our use of CRM and / or audience profiling tools. Handle, share and measure enquiries to our website.

SEO - Implement targeted PPC Campaigns on platforms such as, Google AdWords, Twitter, LinkedIn and Facebook.

Partner websites - Build inbound links and oversee Community Integrated Care’s presence in online directories and other such platforms.

Accessibility - Ensure our website offers high standards of accessibility, including producing an Easy Read section of our website in collaboration with people we support.

Administration – Supporting with any necessary departmental administration.

Person Specification:

Qualifications

Degree or related professional qualification (CIPR, CIM, IDDM etc.) in Digital, Communications, Marketing, PR, Business or a related field.

E

Evidence of Continuous Professional Development

E

Skills and Experience

Experience of working in a Marketing, PR or Communications team, in an in-house or agency setting, undertaking digital-focused work.

E

Website Management and Maintenance: Experience of managing a website, ensuring it is optimized, up-to-date, contains quality content and is focused on user experience.

E

Website Development: Experience of contributing to the planning and development of new websites, or overseeing significant website redevelopments.  

D

Social media Management: Experience of managing engaging social media feeds and effectively targeting social media influencers.

E

Content Marketing: Experience of implementing content marketing strategies – producing and promoting high-quality content to attract and capture contact details for target audiences.

D

Copywriting: Experience of writing high-quality blogs, news, features etc. for online purposes.

E

Repurposing content: Re-editing offline content, such as press releases, articles, testimonials, award entries, to become engaging, SEO friendly content.

E

Email marketing: Experience of developing newsletters that are created bespoke for a target audience. 

E

Google AdWords: Experience of developing Google AdWords campaigns

D

Social PPC: Experience of implementing social media PPC campaigns,

D

Measurement: Experience of using social media measurement platforms

D

Google Analytics: Experience of managing, reporting and configuring Google Analytics accounts

E

SEO: Understanding of search engine optimization techniques, to drive traffic and identify opportunities to attract target audiences

E

CRM: Experience of managing and maintaining CRM platforms.

D

Enquiry Management: Supporting the effective management of online enquiries

E

Accessibility: Experience of delivering solutions that make websites accessible to people – such as following web accessibility standards or implementing ‘read aloud’ programmes

D

Partner marketing: Experience of extending web presence by building links on partner websites, featuring on directories, or partner newsletters.

D

Stakeholder management: Experience of working with people from a variety of backgrounds, including senior management and customers

E

A flexible approach to work, ability to prioritise and manage high turnover of projects and reactive requirements.

E

Demonstrable initiative, creativity, and opportunism in identifying opportunities.

E

Multimedia skills: Ability to add value by creating media, using tools such as Photoshop, or video editing programmes.

D

Values and interests

Social conscience, in line with our corporate values

E

Interest or pre-experience of social care

D

Demonstrable passion for digital marketing

E

Demonstrable passion for the communications and marketing discipline

E

 

To apply:

Email a CV, cover letter and your current salary to: john.hughes@c-i-c.co.uk

For more information:

Please contact John Hughes, Head of Communications and Marketing, on 0151 422 5374 or email john.hughes@c-i-c.co.uk  

CLOSING DATE: 22nd Feb

Tuesday
Feb022016

2 x communication officers - cheshire west and chester council

Communication Officer

Cheshire West and Chester Council

Salary:  £28,746-Grade 9 £31,846 Per Annum

Job Type: Permanent

Hours: 37 per week

Location: HQ, Nicholas Street, Chester

(There are 2 posts available within this position - one permanent and one fixed term for 2 years)

Closing date: 29 February

Description

Cheshire West and Chester Council brings a fresh and energetic approach to providing top quality services for its many customers and communities. The vision – to be the best Council is driven through core values of Customer First, Best Practice, Value for Money and Leadership.

A fantastic opportunity to join a busy and successful communications and marketing team that will give the successful applicants a breadth of skills and experience in a fast-moving and inspiring environment.

These roles are integral to the successful delivery of strategic communications that support the Council’s vision and values.

For an informal discussion please contact the recruiting manager, Carl Holloway on 01244 972216. 

Job Description and Person Specification

These documents are available to you whilst the vacancy is live. Once the closing date has passed you will no longer be able to download these documents, please ensure you save a copy for your records.

There are two posts available within this position - One permanent and one fixed term for 2 years.

In your application you should ensure that you provide evidence of how you have demonstrated living the Council’s competencies of Customer First, Best Practice, Value for Money and Leadership.

For more information and to apply click here.

Monday
Feb012016

marketing communications assistant, london borough of richmond-upon-thames

Marketing Communications Assistant

Westco – London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames

Full time, fixed term contract 12 months – salary £21k

Based in Richmond upon Thames

We’re recruiting for a new Marketing Communications Assistant to join our small, hard-working, friendly team based in the Communications team of the London Borough of Richmond-upon-Thames (based in Twickenham). We are looking for an enthusiastic, and creative individual with a love of marketing and engaging with local communities

Do you want to:

Help develop new and innovative online and offline campaigns?

Create content to engage with local communities?

Thrive and progress in a growing and dynamic team committed to excellence?

Successful candidates will bring:

Educated to degree level or equivalent

Related professional qualification desirable e.g. CIPR, CIM

Experience of working in a communications role (beneficial but not essential).

A solid understanding of different marketing channels, how the media works and design and print processes.

Experience of using social media – specifically Facebook, Twitter, YouTube, Instagram & Pinterest.

Experience of working with minimum supervision and project management.

Local authority experience is not essential but an understanding of current affairs and interest in London government issues is desired.

Excellent telephone manor with the ability to speak with clients and various members of the press

Our competencies and behaviours include:

Excellent planning, organisational and communication skills, both written and verbal

Ability to operate in a dynamic working environment, handling multiple tasks and deadlines

Accustomed to delivering excellent results against targets and meet deadlines

Self-starter and strong team player

Flexible and adaptable

Resourceful and resilient.

Skills (desired but not essential):

Skills in video production and editing. Familiarity with Google Analytics.

If you want to be part of an exciting, vibrant and growing organisation, please send your CV and covering e-mail along with your availability period to Fiona.kay@richmond.gov.uk

The start date for this role is 1st March (Earlier on negotiation)

Tuesday
Jan262016

communications officer, tandridge district council

Communications Officer

Tandridge District Council

Location: Oxted, Surrey

Full time - Permanent

Salary: £32,427 to £36,542  

Closing date: 23 February 2016

We are looking for a creative, enthusiastic and dynamic self-starter to work with and deputise for our Head of Communications and Customer Services. 

We are a small, but busy council with big challenges ahead and this role is crucial in helping to maintain our reputation throughout our journey. We need someone with a passion for communications to help us engage with our residents, business, staff and other stakeholders.

You will need to continue our excellent relationship with the media, be a brilliant writer for multiple formats and manage the delivery of a full range of internal and external communication activity. You will also need to have the following skills and experience:

-          Proven track record of working in journalism or public relations/communications

-          Excellent project management, organisation and prioritisation skills

-          Experience of website content management and social media

-          An ability to work as a team player, including building strong relationships with all colleagues and stakeholders

-          Demonstrable political awareness

The Council is committed to equality and opportunity for all. We welcome applications from people of all racial origins but are only able to consider applications from persons already eligible to work in the UK.

This post is politically restricted as set out in the Local Government and Housing Act of 1989.

For an informal chat please contact Giuseppina Valenza, Head of Communications and Customer Services on 01883 732704, e-mail gvalenza@tandridge.gov.uk

For more information and to apply click here.

Monday
Jan252016

communications and engagement manager, nhs hambleton, richmondshire & whitby ccg

Communications and Engagement Manager

NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire & Whitby CCG

Salary: 31,072 - 40,964

37.5 hours per week – permanent

Base: Northallerton

NHS Hambleton, Richmondshire and Whitby Clinical commissioning Group are a group of 22 GP practices covering approx. 142,000 patients in the local authority districts of Hambleton and Richmondshire, and the town of Whitby and the surrounding Esk Valley area.

As a group of GPs, we intend to transform local health services to better meet the needs of our local population. All of our work is underpinned by our values of: Integrity; Transparency; Collaboration; Focus; Action; Energy and Courage. Our success depends on having full, open and honest discussions with patients, carers, the public, clinicians, local authorities and voluntary groups and working in partnership with them and we need to develop innovative solutions to meet the problems of rurality, an ageing population and financial pressures.

We currently employ 30 staff and are looking for someone to join our innovative and highly regarded organisation in this vital role. The successful candidate will provide a wide range of communications and engagement activities and projects aimed at external and internal stakeholders. They will take the lead in implementing the communications plan in particular building strong relationships with CCG staff, stakeholders and members of the public identifying and using effective channels for communicating with them and for gathering feedback. They will also be responsible for a wide range of digital and traditional communications focused on stakeholders and staff. Having strong writing and editorial skills, they will play a key role in producing a number of articles for internal and external newsletters and other media.

To succeed the successful candidate will be/have:

  • Educated to degree level or equivalent experience in a relevant discipline i.e. public relations, marketing, English.
  • A professional or postgraduate qualification in public relations, engagement, marketing or similar discipline.
  • Significant relevant PR or Communications and engagement experience

This is an exciting opportunity to join a highly motivated and successful organisation. The post holder will be responsible for managing the communications and engagement service and team, and will work closely with the senior team to deliver the communications and engagement plan.

If you work for us, you will have access to one of the most generous and comprehensive pension schemes in the UK and 27 days annual leave per year (rising to 29 after 5 years’ service and 33 after 10), in addition to Bank Holidays. The salary scale is dependent upon relevant transferable skills and experience.

We hope that you share our values and would like to join our team.

To find out more about the role and the CCG please contact Michelle Atkin, Communications and Engagement Lead on 01609 767600 and click here to apply.